‘Minnesota malicious’: Papers pan GOP anti–gay marriage bill as ‘bigotry,’ ‘divisive,’ ‘red herring’ | Minnesota Independent

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“Newspapers throughout the state have come out against a Republican bill that proposes a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage in Minnesota. The geographic breadth of opposition to the amendment, from the larger Winona, Duluth and Minneapolis to the southern Minnesota farming communities of Albert Lea, New Ulm, Fairmont and tiny Grant County in Western Minnesota suggests it may be a liability for Republicans instead of the turnout machine of years past. On op-ed pages, editors have called the amendment “unnecessary,” “malicious” and a “waste of time” — with one paper even called out several GOP lawmakers as “chickens.” So far, no editorial boards at Minnesota newspaper have come out in support of the amendment.”

‘Minnesota malicious’: Papers pan GOP anti–gay marriage bill as ‘bigotry,’ ‘divisive,’ ‘red herring’ | Minnesota Independent: News. Politics. Media..

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